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  The Breakwater
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Diving Ogden Point Breakwater. It can be dived from the shore or you can hike any distance out along the Breakwater to enter. The deepest is from the second bend to the end with the bottom depth being about 80 feet or 25 metres, but a person need not dive that deep there if they don't want to. At the second bend of the Breakwater at about 55 feet or 16 metres there are two pairs of wolf eels that are very diver friendly. They are used to divers feeding them sea urchins and will come out of their holes from under the rocks and swim all around the divers. Sometimes you may find octopus hidden in the rocks of the Breakwater and occasionally they may be seen out in the open. Huge lingcod are very common as well as greenlings, rockfish, cabezon, perch, and many other types of fish. If you head away from the Breakwater along the sandy bottom you will encounter sole. There are many types of crabs, starfish, nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, chitons, snales, limpets, anemones, and other types of life to see. The swimming scallops can rise off the bottom swimming like "Pacman". Ogden Point Breakwater is a marine preserve. No diving is allowed inside the harbour created by the Breakwater. There is a full service dive store located conveiniently right at the Breakwater. See the contacts below.

Equipment: Mask, snorkle, fins, BC, tank, reg and gauges, good coldwater wetsuit or drysuit, hood and gloves. Also a torch can be useful for shining light in between the rocks. Dive computer and underwater camera are optional. All available at Ogden Point Dive Center.

Address: 199 Dallas Road
Directions: Dallas Road runs along the waterfront south of Beacon Hill Park. Head west on Dallas Road from the park and you can't miss seeing the Breakwater.
othercontact: e-mail: info@divevictoria.com
Phone: 380-9119 or 1-888-701-1177
Theme: Scuba Diving
Website: http://www.divevictoria.com

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  • Written Sep 6, 2003
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